The directors and past directors (where applicable) of personal liability companies are jointly and severally liable together with the company for any debts and liabilities arising during their periods of office.

A personal liability company may only be registered manually.

To register a personal liability company follow these steps:

Register as a Customer

To view information on how to register as a customer, click here.  If you are already registered as a customer, and know your customer code and password, proceed to step 2.

Deposit funds

Deposit R425 for company registration without a name reservation or R475 for a company registration with a name reservation into the CIPC bank account.  For the bank account details, click here.  Use your customer code as reference when depositing money into the CIPC bank account.

Reserve a Corporate Name

For more information about name reservation, click here.  Any company may be registered with or without a company name.  If a reserved name is not included in the initial application, the company will be registered with its enterprise number. A name may be added at a later stage through a name amendment. A name amendment requires an approved name reservation and a special resolution to effect a change to the Memorandum of Incorporation (MOI).

Available Platforms for name reservations:

 

Click here for the CIPC service standards.  Service Standard is dependent on payment for the transaction being made. 

Click here to log an enquiry (only after the indicated service standard has lapsed).

Print and complete the following forms relating to incorporation:

  • For a personal liability company you need to complete CoR15.1B or draft your own MOI.  It is advisable to retain the services of a legal professional for this purpose.  
  • You may impose restrictions on the management and ownership of the company in respect of any of the alterable provisions of the MOI.  This is called ring-fencing of provisions.  For example if you wish to limit the business activities of the company can undertake, you will need to ring-fence certain provisions of the MOI.  In order to ring-fence provisions, you need to submit CoR14.1C.
  • If you wish to appoint an auditor, audit committee members and/or company secretary, download and complete CoR14.1 Annexure D.  It is not mandatory to appoint any of these for a private company, and is at the discretion of the shareholders.

Scan and e-mail the completed and signed documents together with supporting information to companydocs@cipc.co.za;

The following supporting documents must be included in your e-mail:

    • Confirmation notice of name reservation - CoR9.4 (if applicable)
    • Certified identity copy of applicant
    • Certified identity copy of all incorporators and directors
    • Power of attorney (if applicable)

Click here for the CIPC service standards.  Service Standard is dependent on payment for the transaction being made. 

Click here to log an enquiry (only after the indicated service standard has lapsed).

You can track the progress of your document by clicking on "Track my transactions" on the home page.  Click on  “Additional Services”, select “Customers” and then select “Document Status”. To check the tracking number, go to “Customer Transactions” under “Customers”.